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Street closures, bus rerouting for Greenwood Seafair Parade on Wednesday

July 26th, 2011 · No Comments

The 61st annual Greenwood Seafair Parade is Wednesday night, and the Seattle Department of Transportation says it expects 10,000 people to line the parade route, which runs along Greenwood Avenue North from North 95th Street south to North 85th Street, then west along 85th Street to 6th Avenue NW.

Greenwood Avenue will be closed from North 105th to North 84th streets, and 85th Street will be closed from Dayton Avenue North to 8th Avenue NW, from 5-10 p.m.

The parade starts at 6 p.m. It will end around 8:30 or 9 p.m., after the last of the 103 entries passes by.

Metro bus route 5 will be rerouted. Here’s the info from Metro:

Event Reroute – Route 5 Express

On Wednesday, July 27 from 5:15 PM until 8:30 PM, Route 5 Express will be rerouted off of Greenwood Av N between N 80th St and N 90th St, due to the Greenwood Seafair Parade.

During this event, Route 5 Express heading toward Greenwood will travel instead westbound on N 79th St, 1st Av NW, N 80th St, Linden Av N, N 85th St to its regular Base route serving all posted bus stops and temp stops along the reroute.

Heading toward downtown Seattle Route 5 Express is not affected.

Event Reroute – Route 5 Local

On Wednesday, July 27 from 4:00 PM until 8:30 PM, Route 5 Local will be rerouted off of Greenwood Av N between N 80th St and N 90th St, due to the Greenwood Seafair Parade.

During this event, Route 5 Local heading toward Northgate Transit Center or Shoreline Community College will travel instead via northbound on Greenwood Av N, N 80th St, NW 80th St, 8th Av NW, NW 87th St, 3rd Av NW, EB Holman Rd NW – To Northgate – continue eastbound on N 105th St – To Shoreline Community College – left northbound on Greenwood Av N to its regular route serving all posted bus stops and temporary stops along the reroute.

Heading toward downtown Seattle Route 5 Local will travel instead via Greenwood Av N, Holman Rd NW, 3rd Av NW, NW 87th St, 8th Av NW, NW 80th St, N 80th St and Greenwood Av N to its regular route serving all posted bus stops and temporary stops along the reroute.

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